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How I turned a mannequin into a curiosity shelf

This bronze dude was donated to me years ago by friends opening a retail store, who found a dozen or so vintage mannequins in the attic space. But after a few moves, he wasn't as handsome as he used to be, but I was reluctant to toss him. In a last ditch effort to revive him for one more life, I decided to cut off his imperfections and make him into a shelf.

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Reuse wine crates as shelving

If you have access to wine crates (you just might if you're planning a large party, work for a restaurant, or enjoy buying wine in bulk) you have access to awesome modular shelving units that work wonders in a few key spaces.

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Create a dressing table from two shelves and four baskets

The best Ikea hacks are the ones that make you slap your forehead and go, "DUH! OF COURESE." We call these "Basket moments," and this one is more literal, since it involves baskets. Specifically: Two wall-mounted shelves + four baskets + a mirror = dressing table with no table necessary! Perfect for a tiny home and a limited budget.